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UCDMC Research Mentor Series. Jared Jagdeo , MD, MS Photobiomodulation Laboratory Department of Dermatology UC Davis Medical Center & Sacramento VA Phone: 917-837-9796 Email: [email protected] Who am I?.

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ucdmc research mentor series

UCDMC Research Mentor Series

Jared Jagdeo, MD, MSPhotobiomodulation Laboratory

Department of Dermatology

UC Davis Medical Center & Sacramento VA

Phone: 917-837-9796

Email: [email protected]

who am i
Who am I?
  • Physician Scientist faculty member in the department of dermatology from Brooklyn, NY
  • Training – started early participating in science competitions (several national awards in HS)
  • Brown University’s PLME / Oxford University
  • Brown Medical School and Graduate School
  • HHMI-NIH Research Scholars Program
  • Dermatology Residency at SUNY Downstate
what do i do clinically
What do I do Clinically?
  • Attending Physician at the Sacramento VA:
  • I see patients at the Sacramento VA, teach dermatology residents, family practice residents, medical students
  • Skin Fibrosis Clinic: focus on treatment of scars using laser and light therapy
  • HIV/ID dermatology clinic
  • Transplant skin cancer clinic
  • General and Procedural Dermatology
why do i love research
Why do I LOVE research?
  • Discovery
  • Contribution to Humanity/Science
  • Innovation
  • Intellectual Stimulation
  • Teamwork
  • Comraderie
  • Teaching
  • Mentorship
  • Fulfillment
how did i get here
How did I get here?
  • Innate curiosity/creativity – how do things work and why?
  • Mentorship
  • Stick-to-it-iveness
why is research important for you
Why is Research Important for you?
  • Personal growth
  • Intellectual growth (non-textbook learning)
  • Exploration of creativity
  • Academic enhancement
  • Needed for competitiveness for certain residencies
how can you get involved in research
How can you get involved in research?
  • Find a mentor and a project that excites you, in a field relevant to your intended future specialty
  • Personality match – between mentor and mentee
  • How much time is required for the project and how much time can you realistically give?
  • Assess your involvement with other activities (school, social, etc)
maximize your research p otential
Maximize your Research Potential
  • Start early in your medical school career (it is never too late to start)
  • Go early and often
  • Stay late
  • Meet deadlines
  • Be enthusiastic and positive
  • Soak up knowledge!
  • Long term goals – for your career and project – where do you want to be in 3/4/5 years? 10?
year off opportunities why is this important
Year off opportunities – why is this important?
  • Dedication.
  • Shows you are committed to taking your interest to the next level and focus on a project
  • Allows for time to work on a project and potentially publish / present results
what does my lab focus on
What does my lab focus on?
  • Photobiomodulation of Skin
  • Understanding the effects of visible light on skin immunology and function
  • State-of-the-art laboratory techniques
  • Single cell video migration assay
  • Cell irradiation assay
  • Western blotting
research opportunities in my lab
Research opportunities in my lab
  • There is something for everyone – summer & yearlong
  • Dedication, reliability, integrity, motivation, enthusiasm
  • Team player
  • Ability to work independently
  • gain hands on lab experience conducting experiments and analyzing data
  • Students will have the opportunity to submit research findings for presentation at local and national conferences, and for publication
ucdmc dermatology research
UCDMC Dermatology Research
  • Collaborative Department
    • April W. Armstrong, M.D., M.P.H.: Dermatoepidemiology, Psoriasis
    • RivkahIsseroff, M.D.: Wound healing, Stem Cells, Electric Fields
    • Min Zhao, M.D., Ph.D.: Electric Fields, Regeneration, Wounds
    • Yoshihiro Izumiya, D.V.M., Ph.D.: Viral (Kaposi Sarcoma), Epigenetics
    • Fu-Tong Liu, M.D., Ph.D.: Allergy, Immunology, Eczema, Mast Cells
    • William J. Murphy, Ph.D.: Tumor Immunology, GVHD
    • EmanualMaverakis, M.D.: Psoriasis, Immune Disease, Scleroderma, Melanoma
    • Yoshikazu Takada, M.D., Ph.D.: Immunology and Integrins
    • http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/dermatology/research/research10.html